Eugene, Ore. – UPDATE: Taj LeMieux was arrested at approx 5:30 pm today, June, 26, 2018, by Eugene Police. LeMieux has been charged with ORS 811.705(2)(A) HIT AND RUN VEHICLE-INJURY (Felony) (Read entire law here) LeMieux is currently being held in the Lane County Jail. (mugshot unavailable at this time)
A person of interest in this case has been identified as Taj LeMieux, age 41, of New Pine Creek, Oregon. See attached photos. If anyone has relevant information as to this person’s whereabouts, they are asked to call Eugene Police at 541.359.7611 and reference case 1809616.
The motorcyclist is still recovering, but has been released from the hospital.
Police are continuing to look for the driver and the 2002 Chevrolet Suburban involved in the hit and run crash on June 11 around 4 p.m., in the area of Bailey Hill and Gimple Road. Vehicle is described to have custom chrome wheels and Oregon license plate 539 JCT.
Police received information that the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Bailey Hill Road when the Suburban pulled out from the Bailey Hill Market and collided with the motorcycle.
If you happened to be in the area at the time of the crash or have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect, please contact police at 541.682.5111.